Is the future of guitar w/ headphones on iPhone over?

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  1. powerslave65 macrumors 6502

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    So one of the things I love to do with my iphone is use it as a rehearsal tool. I plug my bass into the Apogee lightning adapter and plug in headphones on for listening. I have several apps like garageband and anytune that I can slow down, change keys and loop sections for rehearsal. Will the new iPhone end that for good or will there be a way forward?
     
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    I also do something similar with a click track and backing tracks, all managed from my iPhone during live performance settings. Not sure how (or if) adapters will work for this but not too worried about it just yet as I won't be upgrading to this model, not enough features to outweigh my need for adapters. By the time next years model roles out I'm sure all of that will be worked out.
     
  4. powerslave65 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wireless headphones have too much latency for playing an instrument.
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    That's what I am thinking.
     
  5. ericgtr12 macrumors 65816

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    Yep, those who don't use it for this purpose will probably never see that but for those of us playing in real time it's impossible with latency. I have to wonder how badly it would be affected by the use of an adapter AND wireless headphones. :eek:
     
  6. hsouris macrumors member

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    Apps like JamUp or Amplitube don't even let you use wireless headphones. I bought an iPhone 7 Plus and I'm having a bit of an issue with this, too. I have an Apogee JAM to connect via Lightning but the sound from the speakers is awful (there's even a weird cracking noise, no idea why. It didn't happen with my 6 Plus). Now, I'm looking for either that Belkin adapter of a brand new iRig HD 2. Thoughts?
     
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    There's a half second delay from strum until you hear the sound in your BT headphones on my iPad Pro in GarageBand. Makes it pretty imposssible for most people to play.
     
  8. hsouris macrumors member

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    It would I guess, although the app is in landscape. Btw, is there any difference between that and the $39 one?
     
  9. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    Aluminum vs plastic I guess?
     

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